Charlies Bunion is a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains of the Southeastern United States, characterized by a large boulder-like protrusion just below the summit on its otherwise-sheer northern face. The mountain is a rare instance of a bare-rock summit in the Smokies.
Charlies Bunion rises to an elevation of 5,565 feet (1,696 m) above sea level, and is situated along the state line between Sevier County, Tennessee and Swain County, North Carolina. The Appalachian Trail crosses the mountain's northern slope some four miles (6 km) east ofNewfound Gap, allowing easy access to ...
Hike along the Appalachian Trail through hardwood forest to great views at Little Rock Knob (elevation 4918').
This is the highest elevation (6,285 ft) shelter on the entire AT. Originally the cabin for a fire warden who patrolled from a former fire tower that was nearby. Totally enclosed 450 sq ft as main room and loft.